“Reversible error” – Turley on Judge In Trump Hush Money Case


Jonathan Turley, a professor at Georgetown University’s law school, has some critical opinions to say about Judge Juan Merchan, who is sitting in on former President Donald Trump’s hush money case in Manhattan. He specifically points out what he considers to be a “reversible error.”

Turley on Judge in Trump Hush Money Case
Turley on Judge in Trump Hush Money Case

Turley asserts that Judge Merchan might have erred in permitting prosecutors, led by Michael Colangelo, a former Biden administration official and acting associate attorney general, to allege that Trump violated federal election laws by paying adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money prior to the 2016 election.

Following its conclusion that the payments had nothing to do with campaigns, the Federal Election Commission and federal prosecutors in New York concluded, in 2018, that there was nothing unlawful with the case.

Turley’s Critical Opinions

“I got to tell you, I think this judge may have already committed a reversible error,” Turley told “Fox and Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt. “He could try to amend it, he could try to change it in his instructions, but that jury has now been told repeatedly that there are federal election crimes here, strongly suggesting that the payment to Stormy Daniels did violate federal election laws. That’s just not true.”

He then switched his attention to Michael Cohen, a former Trump personal lawyer who was imprisoned for lying under oath but is slated to be one of the prosecution’s key witnesses.

“Michael Cohen is literally going to tell that jury, ‘Please send my client to jail for following my legal advice,’” Turley said. “All of the stuff that they are talking about, he set up, he structured this and told his client that, ‘we could do this.’”

“It’s a bizarre moment,” Turley added.

Earlier this week, after Merchan declared that Trump had violated the judge’s gag order, the former president deleted several posts from his Truth Social account.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg charged Trump with 34 felony offenses related to the payments. Bragg believes Trump manipulated business records to hide the payments, despite the fact that when he first took office and investigated the case, he decided not to press charges, as his predecessor had.

Upcoming Trump Rallies

Before appearing in court on Thursday, Trump visited a construction site in lower Manhattan, where he was warmly welcomed by the locals. He later told a Fox News reporter that he would pursue legal action on behalf of the state.

He said, “I think we have a good chance of winning here and we’re going to give it a big plan”. “We’re going to the South Bronx to do a rally. We’re going to be doing a rally at Madison Square Garden, we believe.”

Trump announced that he will hold rallies in the Bronx and Madison Square Garden, which are both represented in Congress by the far-left Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D).

A report Breitbart News said – “The last time the Bronx was the center of a Republican presidential campaign was in 1984, when Ronald Reagan won by a landslide”.

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